Damodar Kunda Horse Riding
Damodar Kunda lies in Mustang region which is situated in the northern central part of Nepal, and at the top of the Kaligandaki River where the languages, culture and traditions are similar to those of the Tibetan people. This area is consider as one of the most interesting and picturesque places in Nepal. The whole area has an isolated and mystical feel to it, enchanting and inspiring visitors to this region. Mustang region is a very popular destination for horse riding holidays.
The Damodar Lake is situated three days walk north east of the main Mustang trekking route & very close to the border with Tibet. Damodar Kunda located on restricted upper mustang between Kagbeni and Muktinath which is famous for Hindu religion, it is situated rain shadow are of High Himalayas north of Annapurna range. The maximum altitude of the Damodar Kund is just 4890meters and it is cold and windy place. We also recommend to you visit during the full moon of August every year, because every year there is a big festival up there many pilgrimages Hindu and Buddhist visit full moon of August. Usually, you can visit April to September every year. Festival time is great for visiting Damodar Kund. From Damodar Kund, the views are excellent. From some viewpoints a bit higher than the lakes, (just a short climb up some of the hills) you can see the Tibetan plateau & Damodar Himal to the north and the Annapurna Himalayan massive to the south.
Day 01Arrive at Kathmandu Airport, reception and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02Excursion day in Kathmandu.
Day 03Drive or fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.
Day 0435 minutes flight from Pokhara to Jomsom then horse ride trek to Kagbeni (2,800m, 2,750m/3-hrs. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 05Kagbeni horse riding to Chele 3,050m/5-hrs.
Day 06Chele horse riding to Geling 3,510m/6-hrs. Visit two Gompa.
Day 07Geling horse riding to Tsarang 3,620m/5-hrs.
Day 08Tsarang horse riding to Lo-Manthang 3,730m/4-hrs and visit Mustang King Palace red Thugchen and Chyodi Gompa.
Day 09Explore around Lo-Manthang.
Day 10Lo-Mangthang horse riding to Yara 4,200m//5-hrs. Visit Luri Gompa.
Day 11Yara horse riding to Bas Khola, 4,500m/6-hrs.
Day 12Bas Khola horse riding to Damodar Kunda 4,890m/5-hrs. Festival observes full moon of August for pilgrimages Hindu and Buddhist.
Day 13Damodar Kunda horse riding to Ghechung Khola 4,000m/5-hrs.
Day 14Ghechung Khola horse riding to Tange 3,240m/6-hrs.
Day 15Tange horse riding to Tetang 2,900m/7-hrs.
Day 16Tetang horse riding to Muktinath 3,760m/ 6-hrs. Visit pilgrimage site for Buddhists and Hindus.
Day 17Muktinath horse riding back to Jomsom 2,750m/5-hrs.
Day 18Jomsom 25 minutes flight to Pokhara 820m. Overnight at hotel.
Day 19Pokhara drive to Kathmandu 1,317m. Overnight at hotel.
Day 20Excursion day in Kathmandu, evening Alpine Eco Trek team will offer a farewell dinner with cultural show.
Day 21Transfer to Airport, fly back home.
Cost details: contact us for fresh cost details.
Note: The above information is just a guide and standard pattern of what we provide. The trip can be tailored at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. On adventure trips of this type, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are needed the person in charge will make a decision what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does arise, we do everything we can to reduce its effect, but we cannot be liable for the results of changes or delays.
Nepal Visa info:
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Mr. Ram Kumar Adhikari